Friday, November 30, 2012
Friday, November 23, 2012
After the studio got its overhaul, it became clear that some day soon a floor loom will make its way to the studio and floor space is at a premium. I've put out a few feelers for a used loom (looking for an 8 harness jack loom) but I know how these things go. Like the wheels, they come when we least expect it.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Scarf at the top - handspun color change yarn with commercial white yarn. Still need to wash and trim, etc.
Blue is indigo dyed scarf in progress with a pick up stick pattern. I’ve never done a pattern with a pick up stick. It is fiddly at first, but I’m not getting into a rhythm.
Lastly - I learned to use my Weave It looms and I have been playing with making squares - handspun silk and left over yarn from the scarf at the top.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
First up is spinning. I have twelve ounces of Dyeabolical's Themyscira colorway that I've spun up. I plan on plying it with grey for a sweater's worth of yarn. I'm also doing a lot of dye work of my own. Some are for projects and others are for the shop. Washing fleece is also taking up some of my break time. It feels good to get the luscious wool that I purchased this spring and summer washed up.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Tonight I warped the Cricket and even experimented with the Weave It loom. Off to a good start I think.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
My personal work has been neglected as often happens at this time of year. Sometimes I'm making so much at school that I come home and can't think about making anything more. Today has been different. Today I felt the pull to sit down at a loom and bang out a project that has been languishing. Later one of the wheels and I will take some turns.
Hand dyed/Handspun textured (art yarn) yarn with glass beads for weft and hand dyed yarn for weft. Open weave to show off the texture of the weft yarn.